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thanks. you're watching the weekly here on our t.v. and a costly rescue the e.u. approves a twelve billion euro bailout package to tackle the greek debt crisis that's violent demonstrations are rocked the country in protest of the high cost to help. hundreds of thousands of public sector workers in the u.k. take part in a national day of strikes in an attempt to defy the government's plans to change their pensions. these country these are the supply rich guys buoyant and we have more than one hundred billion dollars in profits abroad so
we have to share the same. steps up its air assault on libya r.t. speaks exclusively with colonel gadhafi son about why his country is at war. all that see for the flotilla of activists destined for gaza as athens bans his departure from greek ports activists on board believe the u.s. and israel are behind the unlawful to suspension of their trade. of the stories that made headlines this week you're watching the weekly here on a c welcome to the program the latest payout of e.u. bailout funds for the greek economy will be released in the next two weeks according to our eurozone finance ministers without the money athens will default on its loans within days of the rescue package comes at a price which is the public outraged earlier this week the greek parliament passed
a radical austerity measures demanded by the european union and international monetary fund of m.p.'s backed the plan despite massive protests on the streets of athens three days of demonstrations left hundreds injured as angry crowds clashed with police. who responded with tear gas and stun grenades financial journalist dmitri coughing us has been with protesters and thomas web that's the focal point the rest. i think the only real option for them right now for the protesters and for the greek people is if some sort of political option or movement develops out of the society out of the ranks of ordinary people who are intelligent or capable who come from universities who have some idea of what the country needs according to scholars here in greece for constitutional scholars and former members of the government they claim that the measurably unconstitutional the first place because you need one hundred eighty members of parliament to pass this legislation first of all second of all they can pass whatever they like but if the people don't agree to it and the people are not willing to sit down and take it it doesn't really matter
what they pass and that's what we're seeing here right now what you're looking to have happen is you're going to see a fall of this government some point i've said of things it really of the violence is a really big issue because if if the violence if this results in casualties not just massive injuries then that's going to that's going to lead to a collapse of this government will that mean that the next government will come in and actually do something productive maybe maybe not but then that governments have to fall too i don't see the people in this country right now there's a report that the head of the pharmaceutical national pharmaceutical station here in greece is going to be following a lawsuit along with other people against the government for use of illegal substances because these weren't just it was just here gas there were other chemicals including us for exceeding agents and that's why you see a lot of people here i saw them myself and a lot of people other people saw them passing out not being able to breathe people inside the metro station not being able to breathe the hospital for that reason people are very angry here very upset and they understand what's going on and these measures are not going to help them and their future. and the fear that the e.u.
cash won't help is backed up by critics of the bout you all you that that money will be used to pay off banks and not help the people of course. that's. on the street the fact is that discontent. it's growing louder. it's a war we did not create this tour are not going to pay for this we want to be called large but the squeeze continues the fight against economic ruin the second day in. an attempt to prevent. previous lame payments that people will be seeing any. of this money actually comes into the greek economy it all goes out. the battles on state banks and prevent a large scale financial crisis for the people the price is simply too high they see their income gone going down they see taxes taxes taxes and nothing else their
money does not go to the real economy here a struggling against heart of stairs he measures it meant the government now faces an electorate opposed to the bailouts that's been lots of people are asking when the i.m.f. european central bank and the e.u. . one hundred billion euros get a little hoss. and move on to plan b. because the money is another bailout package and pay back that loan for a lot of people they are realistic in fact when it comes to the troika many people now in greece simply came to help them out since is being born as a self interest. and get as much as. they are going to get all this they.
get almost everything. would certainly come as a high cost cuts in public spending and raising taxes and then the question of privatization program there would need to sell as many public assets one of the reasons. but everybody is so determined to keep greece in the euro is so that the banks don't have to take a serious hit of their full three lending policies is almost as if there's a whole other holy alliance of politicians and bankers vs ordinary people it's a fight that the people say they not prepared to lead. and r.t. . and are you without a life from moscow and i come here for you drone find out why the u.s. is being urged to abandon an air base it's been using in pakistan. but greece was not the only country to be hit by protests this week as u.k.
public sector workers took part in a national day of strikes on thursday hundreds of thousands of teachers and civil servants a voice their discontent with government plans to change their pensions half of the country's state schools were closed down destruction was caused to air traffic during the biggest industrial action in decades artie's lore and it has the story. down tools up with industrial action and all some of discontent starts here this time it's the public sector workers walking out unhappy with the planned reform of their pensions which they say will see them paying a lot more and getting a lot less likely seeing a mock up it. looks like i'm not familiar with that seat will be back if it can make a quick fix if it changes that it may consider pensions or very necessary state is a way to address it so i think we do need to make cutbacks in fair things are being . claimed by the teacher pages by silence as it is through these people do
a huge variety of key work from teachers and lecturers to air traffic controllers and coast guards unisons the u.k.'s biggest public sector trade union deputy chief paul avidly says his one point three million members already prolonged industrial action and we're on a a war footing we've got thirty million time set aside and we've got a strategy work but i must stress that's not what we want to do we want to talk to the government and the. sensible package nor the ridiculous package of the proposal at the moment that package involves raising the retirement age from sixty to sixty six raising pension contributions by workers and having payouts based on average career earnings rather than final fallacy the unions admit public support is fundamental the government's very unlikely to change its mind about
reforms if the public at large doesn't back the unions but that's by no means a short public service workers it will really get very generous pensions and the picasso those pensions is very much return to the carpets and the burden falls on for the next generation it really is absolutely essential that public sector pain. reform the new even after they are reformed public sector workers will get far better pensions and this private sector workers the unions want to apply enough pressure to force the government to change its mind and it's no stranger to you turns it was hell bent on reforming the health service too until it decided to take longer to think about it causing friction in the coalition the government's doing this to reduce the current fifty billion dollar pension bill but it may be cutting off its nose to spite its face that the wider issue here according to the u.k. pension fund you can get a lot of me if public sector workers know don't think that helps is what while they
may stop contributing to them if there was a widespread withdrawal pension funds would collapse and that would leave u.k.p. health the very source of investments just what it means that more than ever your avatar to be loved it. just one in ten minutes past the hour now here in moscow says it is stepping up strikes on libya to turn the course of its campaign against his forces leaflets dropped from coalition planes so that a bombing run can happen any place any time the alliance claims to be hitting only military targets but a growing number of innocent libyans are saying they fear death from the skies russel's has already apologized for killing civilians by mistake over tripoli claiming the number of reported deaths is said to be much higher than nato is willing to admit colonel gadhafi is now threatening to retaliate against europe unless the air strikes stop his worry for national is on the front line for us. the
road from the capital tripoli to gregor is lined with the aftermath of war towns abandoned as the population fled the border and. this is what's left of the city airport in the. home to one of the country's key oil refineries the last plane took off from this runway just hours before it was. hate. to say so it's only heating the targets of military value they call say these telecommunications tower some fifteen minutes west of town to be destroyed. now this is a state they've made two strikes and they've also accidentally. two cars and killed two civilians since there is no t.v. in this area and as we can see. it has also been disrupted. there is no water and no to. what used to be heaven this man says has become hell which was home now . i have nine children and i send them all to my relatives abroad
i don't want them to see their mother was in such a condition. from the small pool not far from drug even gas used to fly. we used to produce fields ascended to them and now see they destroy it all this is terrible and ridiculous at the same time the closer you get to the frontline the more you feel it you can hear the war and you can even read it on. jobs just before the bombs arrive this month as as you can see the reason sign here in arabic that nato is here believe it to enforce and i'll fly zone over the country to protect civilians on the other side there is another sign also in arabic saying that nato can attack any place any time. this any time happened three times over several hours while we were filming regulators major parties whether from sunrise dividing the country into two parts into two swear one
side is going to put one flashpoint between the rebels and gadhafi forces it's a very important point as to to quote hasten gets in a firm hand on this town would mean taking over the country's economy all facilities seem to be a rare target that nato bombs never land on. the civilian population can hardly scale. they were like my family not just going to the shop to buy some food and this happened six of them died i couldn't believe it and this used to be a restaurant for all companies staff where friends gathered after work and when we were eating with my colleagues then there was a we knew what that was we trying to help those trapped in the helicopters came in and started shooting at us from one street to another the stories are repeaters. are probably most we don't mean the food so there's imagine every day every
day bending a big game to our civilians but there. is a country this is probably via well those voices become more and more frequent as the sound of exploding bombs and warplanes the glans them. out t. only bragger. meantime the african union is calling on member states to refute the arrest warrant issued by the hay this week against colonel gadhafi if the organization doesn't back the criminal courts request then the libyan leader would be able to travel freely across africa exclusive access to colonel gadhafi son who's also want to have a war crimes so you as the law says the warrant is a sham of the nato's attempts to kill him and his family. this chorus it is it is it is and you can ask all i want the accuse me of killing people everybody knows the sentence against those of the. punishment so they decided to kill me and.
and did kill my brother and it is still in the house so this is you and me to execute you so now i don't know why i rest me today minds are going to give me and you are after me every day you are trying to find me and to give me everything in my brother so is the world number two just to tell you that it's a fake or a little of what they are trying to be sure but are ideal if you look at this the we think you are the cause of what is new it means is at its core is controlled by those countries. which are attacking us every day it's just to put a psychological political pressure that. you can see the full exclusive interview with cold site al islam into a just over an hour's time here but if you can't wait that long just log on to our theme park on and watch it right there. moscow is alarmed by the ambiguous
interpretation of the un security council resolution on libya but the concern has been raised at a meeting between russian and french foreign ministers after paris admitted supplying weapons to the rebels it is the first time a nato member has owned up to the airlifting of the country since the campaign began prance insists the framework of the resolution are lousy all means for protecting civilians something russia calls an abuse of the vague wording of the document. is the secret allusion nine hundred seventy three contains chapter four which allows anyone to do anything this very chance it was the cause more problems with the mandate in all other aspects we support it and as we have warrants now we're facing a rather unpleasant situations when it can be interpreted in most different ways i think moscow and paris and other u.n. security council members are interested for the body to release concise documents
to international law does not need to put up with ambiguity. here with r.t. live from moscow now greece has banned a humanitarian aid flotilla destined for gaza from it leaving its ports and arrested one of the captains the authorities accuse the vessels with hundreds of activists on board of a parting without permission campaigners have suggested the greek government cave into the pressure from the u.s. and israel they accuse of trying to sabotage the mission her photo is drawing parallels to a similar gars about one hundred four that were stormed by israeli marines last may result in the deaths of nine turkish activists but at least correspondent reports from one of the scenes the ship's lawyers are calling athens actions unlawful and that activists hope justice will prevail. ok gardener i got what makes reading up on the cackling of gay marriage can show you what he was doing and he was determined in his attempt to charlie poole that one day i talked to the captain of a ship and he's ready to set c.
list soon as he gets commission he says they should be new restraints the lawyers see greece's ban on the ships leaving it is unlawful agreed government gave no grounds might stop the flitter in the first place activists remain optimistic they believe the fact that the flotilla has caused such a stern has diffused the symbol of enormous moral strength israel has been spreading speculation direct chemical weapons and all of the true ships would have been so short every nook and cranny of the american ship is only carrying three thousand magistad shouldn't garzon and that's what israelis are you know i know it scared the whole mission i was drawing so much attention to the north will blockade of gaza and it's making sure no one has to stop the ships from getting to their destination you know. we have a more exclusive coverage of the freedom for a photo story for you online just log on to our team on call correspondent remains on one of the detained until a boat came to providing regular updates from the scene on our website. also online
if you missed this year's must go international film festival log on to our t.v. dot com to get a round up of water glamorous and green carpet action. so nearly twenty minutes past the hour here in moscow but pakistan is turning up the heat on washington urging americans to leave a military base drone strikes on the afghan border region have been launched from this military site pakistan's been protesting against the attacks for years calling them up violation of its sovereignty trying bombings have killed. scores of civilians by mistake on many occasions pakistani a political analyst a correction believes the violence will continue and so washington ends its war on terror. one of the main reasons for the
continuation of violent activity on the pakistan of gonna stand border is the mess that the us military has created inside of coniston over the past decade the mess there the way they have alienated a large portion segment of the afghan population in terms of the pashtuns rights the way they have conducted the war on terror they are they way they have alienated a large pockets really of the country is a big reason for why we have a country nation of weiland in afghanistan and how that violence is a spilling over into parts down and most pakistani commentators believe now that one of the ways short shortcuts really to controlling violence and extremism on the pakistan afghanistan border is really to end the war on terror the way the u.s. military and the way the cia gate has been conducting this war over the past twenty years one step forward is of course what president obama has declared but you still
words we're going to see really actions on the ground and we have yet to see whether important agencies within the u.s. government like the central intelligence agency the cia would really cooperate. that was a pakistani political analyst right there but let your guard see you have your company today let's check out some other international news we're covering for you . then iraq five policemen were kidnapped and killed at a checkpoint in the western province of anbar the sunni controlled area is a known al qaeda stronghold at the center of iraq's insurgency the attack took place on a major road linking iraq with syria and jordan the gunmen were in uniform driving a stolen police vehicle. hezbollah's leader has rejected the prosecution of four senior group members suspects in the murder of former lebanese premier rafik hariri a son suggested that israel should instead be the main subject of the investigation he said the attempts to charge the suspects were part of an israeli plot saying it
was financially and morally corrupt harry was killed along with twenty two others in february two thousand and five in beirut when a bomb exploded near his party a motorcade. exit polls in thailand suggest the opposition of food type party is due for a landslide victory in the country's general election headed by the sister of altitude and exile prime minister thaksin shinawatra it's expected to gain over half of the five hundred parliamentary seats violent protests and politically shaken thailand since the former government was toppled by a military coup five years ago it's hoped that the vote will end the country's long running political deadlock. but is it celebrating the twentieth anniversary of its independence putting aside the economic problems which the country is currently facing thousands of people have gathered in minsk to mark the occasion separation comes at a time when the country's government is struggling with a financial crisis hoping to secure a multi-billion dollar bailout from the i.m.f.
people have shown their discontent with the current leadership by protesting on the streets of the capital more than one hundred opposition activists are who have been detained by police in recent months. when all things grow up and leave the child at home sick can be hard to adjust to independent life russian authorities are obliged to provide state housing to those who need it too often they fail to get the support of those who need it most people all of a met one young woman fighting to find a place she can call home. this one looks more like a prime candidate for demolition and a family home but twenty two year old mother of two lena has been told by social services that she still. perhaps they haven't seen this place inside they keep telling us true parents somehow believe here they showed me a paper on how to build
a house i told them that i had no phones i had no job i had to take care of kids and i ended up renting place they said it's not our problem lena grew up in an orphanage in the city of london russian law she should have received state housing once she left the institution this flat was given to lean as a mother by the state and despite having no money she's been told. but i think the situation is absolutely desperate they didn't give me work because i don't have a profession for them i don't exist perhaps hanging myself would be the best thing to do. without even the most basic of a minute east there's no rate the family can live here however here is exactly where the authorities have told her that she should bring up children i mean his case isn't unusual those who were all friends in russia say that it's when they leave care homes that they need the most help the problem is orphans are killed out
smaller you know when they're little and everybody loves to help them with this with reverence and things. whereas in actual fact they've got bigger needs but they get bigger and that's really where it is standing is that housing is one of those big a need for all things leaving care it's also in short supply and those are just ordinary we need certain calculations for one region and found out that if a child is number ten thousand in a queue for housing it would take them some three and a half thousand years to actually get a flat open how can they live like this they're not pharaohs you know. can't bring them back i'm a dad and give them an apartment currently only administrative penalties can be imposed on anyone standing in the way of those leaving care housing alexander gears a lot as a campaigner for all and rights he wants to see the courts more involved he will have taken a phone call we need to change the law in a way to make sure that someone can be held responsible in court in this case the
orphanage this will make sure that there is no way a graduating orphan will have to go and live in a rundown home when the. change in the law might help people in the future but lena need to find a solution right now. they have a system where all the mothers are given homes to raise their children why can't i have done it isn't because i didn't do the was it because i'm not allowed to live because he didn't for me to have family some people are trying to help me but since all their efforts have been in vain. these are all of us. to family each. going to in a moment here a lot see a special report on life in cairo's garbage village but first off about where the huts to stay.
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